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Jackets Open Road Swing at Virginia Sunday

THE FLATS – Georgia Tech women’s basketball opens this two-game road swing visiting Virginia for a Sunday tilt on Fox Sports South locally in Atlanta. Tip is slated for 3 p.m.

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (17-9, 7-6 ACC) at Virginia Cavaliers (10-16, 4-9 ACC)
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STARTING FIVE AGAINST VIRGINIA

  1. Heading into the final stretch of road games, Georgia Tech meets Virginia for the lone regular season matchup this season on Sunday. Tip is slated for 3 p.m. on RSN, locally on Fox Sports South, with Jenn Hildreth and Chelsea Shine on the call.
  2. The Yellow Jackets collected their fourth-straight win on Thursday, defeating Clemson, 75-53, to split the series this season. Four Yellow Jackets scored in double-figures led by 17 points from Elizabeth Dixon and a double-double from Kierra Fletcher.
  3. Georgia Tech and Virginia are meeting on the hardwood for the 74th time in program history. Virginia leads the all-time series, 57-16, after taking two meetings last season. The Cavaliers have won four-straight over the Jackets.
  4. For the eighth time this season, four or more Yellow Jackets scored in double-figures, most recently against Clemson. Tech is 6-2 on the season when four or more reach double-figure scoring numbers with the only losses coming at Houston in overtime and at North Carolina.
  5. Head coach MaChelle Joseph is in her 16th season on The Flats and carries an all-time career record of 311-200. Joseph is the all-time winningest coach in program history and holds the highest winning percentage in Yellow Jacket history at 60.9 percent.


THE SERIES

Virginia has taken the last four meetings against Georgia Tech dating back to 2015 and leads the all-time series, 57-16. When competing in Charlottesville, the Cavaliers boast a 27-3 record. Tech last defeated Virginia on Jan. 25, 2015 in Charlottesville and has taken two of the last three meetings on the road. The foes met twice last season, once in McCamish Pavilion and again in the second round of the ACC Tournament, 60-58. The Jackets led for nearly 35 minutes in Greensboro, but the Cavaliers outscored Tech in the fourth quarter, 20-10, to walk away with the win. Francesca Pan led GT with 25 points and was the only Jacket to score in double-figures. Three Cavaliers scored in double-figures and shot 43.8 percent from the field.

LAST TIME OUT
Georgia Tech took its fourth-straight victory Thursday night, splitting the regular season series against Clemson after a 75-53 win. Four Yellow Jackets notched double-figure scoring numbers and Kierra Fletcher posted her second double-double of the season. Elizabeth Dixon led with a game-high 17 points, followed by Fletcher with 13 points and 11 rebounds. Lorela Cubaj was one point shy of a double-double with 10 rebounds and nine points. Fletcher finished with seven assists and five steals. Tech shot 43.5 percent (30-69) from the field and hit six three-pointers led by four from Francesca Pan. The teams committed a combined 57 turnovers with Tech converting Clemson’s 31 miscues into 27 points.

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